A special meeting of Australia’s leaders has been brought forward to discuss the coronavirus and potential changes to international travel rules.
A national cabinet meeting with state and territory leaders was due to be held the first week of February, but Prime Minister Scott Morrison says that will now happen on Friday this week.
Leaders will consider a proposal to strengthen the safety of end to end travel processes, from airport arrival to clearance of hotel quarantine.
“This is being done particularly in the context of the UK strain,” Mr Morrison said in a statement on Wednesday.
The bringing forward of vaccination rollouts will also be on the agenda.
The federal government had set a target of late March for the first vaccinations but now believes earlier in the month is achievable.
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